Kia Seltos vs Mahindra Thar Comparison

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Kia Seltos vs Mahindra Thar

Should you buy Kia Seltos or Mahindra Thar? Find out which car is best for you - compare the two models on the basis of their Price, Size, Space, Boot Space, Service cost, Mileage, Features, Colours and other specs. Kia Seltos price starts at Rs 10.49 Lakh ex-showroom for HTE G (Petrol) and Mahindra Thar price starts Rs 13.53 Lakh ex-showroom for AX Opt 4-Str Convert Top (Petrol). Seltos has 1497 cc (Petrol top model) engine, while Thar has 2184 cc (Diesel top model) engine. As far as mileage is concerned, the Seltos has a mileage of 20.8 kmpl (Diesel top model)> and the Thar has a mileage of 15.2 kmpl (Diesel top model).

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Basic Information
Brand Name
On Road Price
Rs.21,92,118#
Rs.19,12,557#
Offers & Discount
1 Offer
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User Rating
4.5
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4.4
Based on 234 Reviews
Finance Available (EMI)
Rs.42,562
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Rs.37,184
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Insurance
Service Cost (Avg. of 5 years)
Rs.4,628
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Engine and Transmission
Engine Type
1.5 L CRDi VGT
mHawk 130 Engine
Displacement (cc)
1493
2184
No Of Cylinder
Max Power (bhp@rpm)
113.43bhp@4000rpm
130bhp@3750rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm)
250nm@1500-2750rpm
300nm@1600-2800rpm
Valves Per Cylinder
4
4
Fuel Supply System
CRDi
-
Turbo ChargerYesYes
Transmission Type
Automatic
Automatic
Gear Box
6-Speed
6 Speed
Drive Type
Clutch TypeNoNo
Fuel & Performance
Fuel Type
Diesel
Diesel
Mileage (City)No
9.0 kmpl
verified
Mileage (ARAI)
18.0 kmpl
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Fuel Tank Capacity
50.0 (Litres)
57.0 (Litres)
Emission Norm Compliance
BS VI
BS VI
Top Speed (Kmph)NoNo
Drag CoefficientNoNo

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Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Front Suspension
McPherson Strut with Coil Spring
Independent Double Wishbone Front Suspension with Coil Over Damper & Stabiliser Bar
Rear Suspension
Coupled Torsion Beam Axle with Coil Spring
Multilink Solid Rear Axle with Coil Over Damper & Stabiliser Bar
Steering Type
Electric
Power
Steering Column
Tilt & Telescopic
Tilt
Front Brake Type
Disc
Disc
Rear Brake Type
Disc
Drum
Emission Norm Compliance
BS VI
BS VI
Tyre Size
215/ 55 R18
255/65 R18
Tyre Type
Tubeless, Radial
Radial, Tubeless
Alloy Wheel Size
18
R18
Dimensions & Capacity
Length (mm)
4315
3985
Width (mm)
1800
1855
Height (mm)
1645
1844
Ground Clearance Unladen (mm)
-
226
Wheel Base (mm)
2610
2450
Front Tread (mm)
-
1520
Rear Tread (mm)
-
1520
Seating Capacity
5
4
Boot Space (Litres)
433
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No. of Doors
5
3
Comfort & Convenience
Power SteeringYesYes
Power Windows FrontYesYes
Power Windows RearYes
-
Automatic Climate ControlYesYes
Air Quality ControlYes
-
Remote Engine Start/StopYes
-
Low Fuel Warning LightYesYes
Accessory Power OutletYesYes
Trunk LightYes
-
Rear Reading LampYes
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Rear Seat HeadrestYesYes
Adjustable HeadrestYesYes
Rear Seat Centre Arm RestYes
-
Height Adjustable Front Seat BeltsYes
-
Cup Holders RearYes
-
Rear AC VentsYes
-
Seat Lumbar SupportYesYes
Multifunction Steering WheelYesYes
Cruise ControlYesYes
Parking Sensors
Front & Rear
Rear
Navigation SystemYesYes
Foldable Rear Seat
60:40 Split
50:50 Split
Smart Access Card EntryYes
-
Engine Start Stop ButtonYes
-
Bottle Holder
-
Front Door
Voice ControlYesYes
Steering Wheel Gearshift PaddlesYes
-
USB Charger
Front & Rear
Front
Central Console Armrest
With Storage
-
Gear Shift IndicatorNo
-
Rear CurtainYes
-
Lane Change Indicator
-
Yes
Additional Features
Sunglass Holder, Assist Grips - Folding Type, Coat Hook, Rear Door Sun-Shade Curtain, Rear parcel shelf, LED Room Lamps, LED Console Lamps, Lower Full Size Seatback Pocket (Driver & Passenger), Passenger Seatback Upper Pocket, 8-way Driver Power Seat, Rear Seat Recline - 2 Step, Rear Passengers Adjustable Headrest, Auto Antiglare Rear View Mirror with UVO Controls, Air Conditioner – Eco Coating, Rear View Camera with Guidelines, 360 View Camera with Guidelines , Driving Rear View Monitor, Smart 20.32 cm (8.0") Head-Up Display, Ventilated Driver Seats, Ventilated Passenger Seats, Smart Pure Air Purifier with Virus & Bacteria Protection, Traction modes - Sand/ Mud/ Wet, Multi Drive Modes - Normal/ Eco/ Sports
Tip & Slide Mechanism in Co-Driver Seat,Reclining Mechanism,Lockable Glovebox,Utility Hook in Backrest of Co-Driver Seat,Dashboard Grab Handle for Front Passenger,Tool Kit Organiser,illuminated Key Ring
One Touch Operating Power Window
Driver's Window
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Drive Modes
3
-
Air ConditionerYesYes
HeaterYesYes
Adjustable SteeringYesYes
KeyLess EntryYesYes
Interior
TachometerYesYes
Electronic Multi TripmeterYesYes
Leather SeatsYes
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Fabric UpholsteryNoYes
Leather Steering WheelYes
-
Leather Wrap Gear Shift SelectorYes
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Glove CompartmentYesYes
Digital ClockYesYes
Digital OdometerYesYes
Electric Adjustable Seats
Front
-
Driving Experience Control EcoYes
-
Height Adjustable Driver SeatYesYes
Ventilated SeatsYes
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Additional Features
Leather wrapped D-cut steering wheel with Seltos logo, Side sill plates, Metal Scuff Plates with Seltos Logo, Premium Soft Touch Dashboard with Stitching Pattern, Sporty Alloy Pedals, Premium Head Lining, Inside Door Handle Hyper Silver Metallic Paint, Leatherette wrapped Door Trims, Ambient Mood Lighting, LED Sound Mood Lights, Leatherette seats with Honeycomb pattern - Indigo Perra & Black, Solar glass- UV Cut (Front Windshield, Windows), Advance 17.78 cm (7.0") Color Display Cluster
All New Interiors,Centre Roof Lamp,Coloured MID Display in Instrument Cluster
Exterior
Photo Comparison
Wheel
Available ColorsIntense Red Punchy OrangeGlacier White PearlSparkling SilverClear WhiteGrayAurora Black PearlImperial BlueRed with BlackGravity Gray+6 MoreSeltos ColorsGalaxy GreyAquamarineRocky BeigeMystic CopperRed RageNapoli Black+1 MoreThar Colors
Body Type
Adjustable HeadlightsYesYes
Fog Lights FrontYesYes
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View MirrorYesYes
Manually Adjustable Ext Rear View MirrorNoNo
Electric Folding Rear View MirrorYes
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Rain Sensing WiperYes
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Rear Window WiperYes
-
Rear Window WasherYes
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Rear Window DefoggerYesYes
Wheel CoversNo
-
Alloy WheelsYesYes
Power Antenna
-
Yes
Rear SpoilerYes
-
Sun RoofYes
-
Moon RoofYes
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Outside Rear View Mirror Turn IndicatorsYes
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Integrated AntennaYes
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Chrome GarnishYes
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Projector HeadlampsNo
-
Roof RailYes
-
LED DRLsYes
-
LED HeadlightsYes
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LED TaillightsYesYes
LED Fog LampsYes
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Additional Features
R18 - 46.2cm (18") Crystal Cut Matte Graphite Alloy Wheels, Center Wheel Cap with Sun Orange Accents, Kia Signature Tiger Nose Grill - Matte Graphite, Diamond Knurling Pattern - Xclusive Piano Black, Front bumper with Sun Orange accent, Rear Bumper with Xclusive Piano Black dual muffler design and Sun Orange accent, Front Skid Plates - Xclusive Piano Black, Rear Skid Plates - Xclusive Piano Black, Side molding - Black, Door Garnish - Black and Body color with Sun Orange accent, Belt Line - Chrome, Xclusive Piano black Tailgate Garnish, Outside mirror LED turn signal-Xclusive Piano Black, Outside Door Handle - Chrome, Mud Guard (Front & Rear), Crown Jewel LED Type Headlamps, Sweeping LED Light Bar, Heartbeat LED DRLs, Multi Layer Side Turn Indicator, Heartbeat LED Type Tail Lamps, Shark Fin Antenna- Xclusive Piano Black
Dual Tone Bumpers,Bonnet Latches,Deep Silver Finish Vertical Slats on the Front Grille,R18 Deep Silver Alloy Wheels with Thar Branding,Wheel Arch Cladding,Moulded Side Foot Steps,Fender Mounted Radio Antenna,Tailgate Mounted Spare Wheel
Tyre Size
215/ 55 R18
255/65 R18
Tyre Type
Tubeless, Radial
Radial, Tubeless
Wheel Size
-
-
Alloy Wheel Size
18
R18
Safety
Anti Lock Braking SystemYesYes
Brake AssistYesYes
Central LockingYesYes
Power Door LocksYesYes
Child Safety LocksYes
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Anti Theft Alarm
-
Yes
No Of Airbags
6
2
Driver AirbagYesYes
Passenger AirbagYesYes
Side Airbag FrontYes
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Day Night Rear View Mirror
Auto
Yes
Passenger Side Rear View MirrorYesYes
Rear Seat BeltsYesYes
Seat Belt WarningYesYes
Traction ControlYes
-
Adjustable SeatsYesYes
Tyre Pressure MonitorYesYes
Vehicle Stability Control SystemYes
-
Engine ImmobilizerYesYes
Crash SensorYesYes
Engine Check WarningYesYes
Automatic HeadlampsYes
-
EBDYesYes
Electronic Stability ControlYesYes
Advance Safety Features
Emergency Stop Signal, Curtain Airbags, Inside Door Handle Override, Ice Cube LED Fog Lamp With Xclusive Piano Black Accent, Passenger Seat Belt Reminder
Adventure Statistics,Adventure Connect : Calender Integration,Tyre Direction Monitoring System,Electric Driveline Disconnect on Front Axle,Mechanical Looking Differential,Brake Locking Differential,Washable Floor with Drain Plugs,Welded Tow Hooks in Front and Rear,Tow Hitch Protection,ESP with Roll-over Mitigation,Roll Cage,3-Point Seat Belts for Rear Passengers,Panic Braking Signal,Passenger Airbag Deactivation Switch,Automatic Hub Lock,Diesel Exhaust Fluid Tank 20L
Follow Me Home HeadlampsYesYes
Rear CameraYes
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Anti Pinch Power Windows
Driver's Window
-
Speed Alert
-
Yes
Speed Sensing Auto Door LockYesYes
Isofix Child Seat MountsYesYes
Heads Up DisplayYes
-
Pretensioners And Force Limiter SeatbeltsYes
-
Blind Spot MonitorYes
-
Hill AssistYes
-
360 View CameraYes
-
Entertainment & Communication
RadioYesYes
Speakers FrontYesYes
Speakers RearYesYes
Integrated2DINAudioYesYes
Wireless Phone ChargingYes
-
USB And Auxiliary Input
-
Yes
Bluetooth ConnectivityYesYes
Touch ScreenYesYes
Touch Screen Size
10.25 Inch
7 Inch
Connectivity
Android Auto,Apple CarPlay
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Android AutoYes
-
Apple Car PlayYes
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Number Of Speaker
8
4
Additional Features
26.03 cm (10.25") HD Touchscreen Navigation, UVO Connected Car, OTA Map Updates, AI Voice Coands, Smartwatch connectivity App, BOSE Premium 8 Speaker System with Dynamic Speed Compensation, 2 Tweeter, Central Speaker, Sub Woofer
17.8cm Touch Screen Infotainment System with Navigation,2 Tweeters,Bluesense App Connectivity,SMS Read-Out
Warranty
Introduction DateNoNo
Warranty TimeNoNo
Warranty DistanceNoNo
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Pros and Cons

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  • Cons

    Kia Seltos

    • Driver MID
    • Cabin build and quality
    • Lots to choose from
    • Automatics with all three engines

    Mahindra Thar

    • Attention grabbing design. Looks macho and has stronger road presence than ever before.
    • Available with petrol and diesel engines with a choice of 6-speed manual or automatic transmissions for both.
    • Design better suited for off-roading than before. Big improvements in departure angle, breakover angle and ground clearance.
    • More tech: Brake based differential locking system, auto locking rear mechanical differential, shift-on-the-fly 4x4 with low range, 7-inch touchscreen with off-road gauges, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay & navigation
    • Good quality interior with better practicality than before. The Thar is now more family friendly.
    • Improved noise vibration and harshness management. Doesn’t feel crude or outdated to drive anymore.
    • More configurations: Fixed soft top, fixed hardtop or convertible soft top, available as a 6- or 4- seater

    Kia Seltos

    • Underthigh support
    • No 6 airbag option with diesel variants

    Mahindra Thar

    • Stiff ride quality. Deals with bad roads well but sharp bumps can unsettle the cabin quite easily
    • Old school ladder frame SUV and behaves like one. Loads of body roll even on mild curves
    • Some cabin flaws: Rear windows aren’t openable, pedal box leaves no proper space to rest your left foot even in the automatic & thick B pillars create large blind spots to the side
    • It’s a heavily improved/polished version of a hardcore off-roader but not an alternative to more practical, comfortable, feature rich compact/sub compact SUVs

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